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My Brand New 19 Yr. Old Bandido ll Umax
Posted by: JEF
Date: January 01, 2020 12:39AM
I found it on fleabay a while back. It was listed in the new-other category. The guy bought it in March of 2000. He still had the original box and receipt from Metal Detectors of Minneapolis. He used it for a few hours to locate some property boundary stakes, and put it away in the box for 19 years until I bought it. It is in pristine condition. The reason I know that it was barely used is the battery terminals did not have a mark on them. After you put the battery in a few times the terminals start getting scratched from sliding the battery in and out. So I have 2 pristine Bandido ll Umax’s. They are what I use when I just want to go out and dig and have fun, and not worry about programs, settings, screens, etc.. I have the 7” black concentric coil on one and the 8” white donut coil on the other one. I will never part with them.





Current detectors:
Tesoro Bandido II Umax (2)
Tesoro Outlaw
Whites MXT Pro
Minelab Equinox 800
Whites Beach Hunter ID 300

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Re: My Brand New 19 Yr. Old Bandido ll Umax
Posted by: thump7
Date: January 03, 2020 02:23PM
I have to say congrats to you and your find!
The bandido 2 was one Tesoro I always wanted to try but haven’t, sounds like you found a good one.

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Re: My Brand New 19 Yr. Old Bandido ll Umax
Posted by: Stoof-tabsallday
Date: January 10, 2020 01:34AM
I can take one off your hands ;-)
Great find being brand new!! Great detector!!
Hope you didn't need a second mortgage to get it!!



Stefan (Michigan)

Nokta Fors Relic 7x11", 5.5x10"DD, 5", 5.5x10 Concentric


Makro Racer 2 - 7x11", 5.5x10", 5" DD, 7" concentric

:tesoro: Black Tejon 9X8
:tesoro: Mojave
:tesoro: Deleon - Troy shadow super 7",
:tesoro: Compadre 8
:tesoro: Compadre 5.75
:tesoro: Bandido II Micromax
:tesoro: Outlaw
:tesoro: Cibola- GB/all metal toggle mod
:tesoro: Vaquero
:tesoro: Cutlass Micromax 8

Lots of coils

*Not listed in any special order*

Tools:
Garrett carrot, lesche shovel, Killer B Wasps, Lesche digger



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 01/10/2020 01:35AM by Stoof-tabsallday.

Re: My Brand New 19 Yr. Old Bandido ll Umax
Posted by: JEF
Date: January 10, 2020 11:59AM
He had a started the bidding at $350 with a make an offer option. I made him an offer of $400 and he accepted it. I could have just bid on it and maybe got it for less, but there has been too many times in the past, where I was the high bidder up until the very last second, and then someone jumped in and outbid me. It’s called sniping. So, with the shipping, I paid a total of $425. For my other one I paid a total of $350 including shipping.





Current detectors:
Tesoro Bandido II Umax (2)
Tesoro Outlaw
Whites MXT Pro
Minelab Equinox 800
Whites Beach Hunter ID 300

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Re: My Brand New 19 Yr. Old Bandido ll Umax
Posted by: Stoof-tabsallday
Date: January 10, 2020 12:32PM
Quote
JEF
He had a started the bidding at $350 with a make an offer option. I made him an offer of $400 and he accepted it. I could have just bid on it and maybe got it for less, but there has been too many times in the past, where I was the high bidder up until the very last second, and then someone jumped in and outbid me. It’s called sniping. So, with the shipping, I paid a total of $425. For my other one I paid a total of $350 including shipping.
Given the current state of tesoro and the fact that even when they were open you still pay a high price for that machine, I dont think you did that bad at all.



Stefan (Michigan)

Nokta Fors Relic 7x11", 5.5x10"DD, 5", 5.5x10 Concentric


Makro Racer 2 - 7x11", 5.5x10", 5" DD, 7" concentric

:tesoro: Black Tejon 9X8
:tesoro: Mojave
:tesoro: Deleon - Troy shadow super 7",
:tesoro: Compadre 8
:tesoro: Compadre 5.75
:tesoro: Bandido II Micromax
:tesoro: Outlaw
:tesoro: Cibola- GB/all metal toggle mod
:tesoro: Vaquero
:tesoro: Cutlass Micromax 8

Lots of coils

*Not listed in any special order*

Tools:
Garrett carrot, lesche shovel, Killer B Wasps, Lesche digger

Re: My Brand New 19 Yr. Old Bandido ll Umax
Posted by: D&P-OR
Date: January 11, 2020 07:44PM
Just hope they don't break.:smile:

Re: My Brand New 19 Yr. Old Bandido ll Umax
Posted by: JEF
Date: January 12, 2020 12:24PM
D&P-OR,

Yes, I have accepted the fact that they could break, and there is no longer any service for them if they do. If or when that ever happens I also have two Tesoro Outlaws to take their place. The Outlaw was based on the Bandido, and is very similar in operation. I will always keep a Tesoro in my detector arsenal. They are just a fun detector to use. I have actually found more good stuff with my Tesoros than any of my other detectors (including the Equinox) because I am just digging and not relying on a screen or any other information that may not be reliable.





Current detectors:
Tesoro Bandido II Umax (2)
Tesoro Outlaw
Whites MXT Pro
Minelab Equinox 800
Whites Beach Hunter ID 300



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 01/12/2020 12:36PM by JEF.

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Re: My Brand New 19 Yr. Old Bandido ll Umax
Posted by: Stoof-tabsallday
Date: January 14, 2020 11:17PM
I think my tesoros will Outlast any of the detectors in the market. They are simple, solid state machines. If a component on the board fails you can easily replace it. But I have my bandido and my Cutlass umax (not Cutlass II umax) that are pretty old and I doubt that any of my fancy machine will last as long as those already have.



Stefan (Michigan)

Nokta Fors Relic 7x11", 5.5x10"DD, 5", 5.5x10 Concentric


Makro Racer 2 - 7x11", 5.5x10", 5" DD, 7" concentric

:tesoro: Black Tejon 9X8
:tesoro: Mojave
:tesoro: Deleon - Troy shadow super 7",
:tesoro: Compadre 8
:tesoro: Compadre 5.75
:tesoro: Bandido II Micromax
:tesoro: Outlaw
:tesoro: Cibola- GB/all metal toggle mod
:tesoro: Vaquero
:tesoro: Cutlass Micromax 8

Lots of coils

*Not listed in any special order*

Tools:
Garrett carrot, lesche shovel, Killer B Wasps, Lesche digger